Paul warned Timothy that some who professed to be Christians would abandon the faith and turn from God. Alistair Begg explains that ultimately, the source of this abandonment was spiritual: hypocritical teachers who appeared wise, but actually sought to obscure the truth of the Gospel. When we know God’s Word and live in full enjoyment of His provision, we will not turn from God to the deceitfulness of false religion
1Now the Spirit expressly says that in later times some will depart from the faith by devoting themselves to deceitful spirits and teachings of demons, 2through the insincerity of liars whose consciences are seared, 3who forbid marriage and require abstinence from foods that God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth. 4For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving, 5for it is made holy by the word of God and prayer.
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